Dec 8, 2012 1:00am PST
report it my boss was about training. we actually have an acu1,000 type capability in pendleton and that is a piece of equipment that bee don't train with routinely the expeditionary folks. i think there is an opportunity in training, it's great when marines get to see the gear and do that type of cross banding we spoke about. civilian authority operates in 700-800 megahertz range. we know fires happen a lot and we're often asked to support so training is a big recommendation i make. >> what i'd recommend is practice makes perfect and flexibility is required. so with communications being flex i will and you have to practice. we did some training events with the acu's in order to teach other agencies how to cross band the radios but it continues to grow. next year there will be a new version of the acu's, which does cross banding of radios. as long as we stay engaged we keep communicating and we keep working to the and keep the lines of communication open, i think the exercise will go excellent as we grow. >> i told my boss that communication's at the heart of everything.
Dec 8, 2012 12:30am PST
or air national guard or the department of public works acu one thousand van and they pretty much made up the backbone of that network. the point i'm trying to make is we had redundancy at each site and then small unplanned events were not a factor. one way or another we were able to send our reports through. this is a starting point for working in san francisco. we could have probably done more analysis of the terrain that we're working in terms to identify those black holes for cops, those black areas. so we learned a lot. i think a lot of this has been captured in the afteraction and i think if we have another iteration next year to definitely have a good starting point. >> we brought from the california national guard, we brought our quick reaction area force and we brought our ic for you so we had 3 different com spans that are cross banded, which is an opportunity that not all dod assets have. they have civilian internet and that is their primary mission, is to cross band between the military and civilians. it worked very well because the command and control element were on an